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My rear tire got slashed and I need some new rubber. What some good tires to go for? I want something that won't kill me if its a lil wet out..
 

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I just put pirelli Diablo Rossi II 's on my '80. Handle fantastic and on a recent trip I ran loaded with all my camping luggage (about 60 lbs)through about 50 miles of moderately hard rain. Running about 50-60 MPH on the parkway. They did great. Def not a high mileage touring tire though.


I've also ran shinko 712's in the rain a bunch. Zero complaints

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I just put pirelli Diablo Rossi II 's on my '80. Handle fantastic and on a recent trip I ran loaded with all my camping luggage (about 60 lbs)through about 50 miles of moderately hard rain. Running about 50-60 MPH on the parkway. They did great. Def not a high mileage touring tire though.


I've also ran shinko 712's in the rain a bunch. Zero complaints

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I've been looking at the shinkos, mainly the 011, 009, and 010
 

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You get what you pay for with tires. Shinkos are well known to wear quickly and poorly/unevenly. They usually are hugely out of balance from the factory. Every time I've had a new "high score" on the balancer, it's from a shinko. The last highest was 85 grams out. Most tires are 25 or less.

Pilot power 3's are the best tires on the market, bar none. I mount all sorts of tires on all sorts of bikes, and for anything remotely sporty, pp3's are the tire to have. I love them on my bike and customers I mount them for rave about them also. Grip, feel, mileage, wear, it's got it all covered better than anything else out there. It's not a huge price difference either. Spend the few extra bucks and get the best. In the long run it's cheaper since they last longer, wear better (you actually use up the tire, rather than chuck it early because it's squared off or cupped), and you'll just have more fun on the bike.

Not that I'd recommend it, but I held 75mph in a torrential downpour the other weekend on the highway. Even hitting some puddles along the shoulder on the highway, bike was totally stable and none of the squirrely feel that comes just before you're hydroplaning. The m3's before had a speed limit of about 60 in any kind of steady rain, and you had to be very ginger with the throttle even at that speed.
 

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Ive heard many swear by pilot power but I'm a cheap bastard so I go with shinkos, I put a set of Ravens on my GSXR and they were great tires! I live and ride year round in northwest Oregon so "lil wet" is and understatement here, another thing many dont account for is leaves, in the fall the maples and alders cover the road with a wet slimy mass...the ravens performed surprisingly well in this nasty condition, the tread pattern is slightly more aggressive which I think helps them alot, you'll have to be careful with what ever tire you go with but I've ran ravens before and I will again, they are a good tire for the price
 

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I use 'shinks' howevr I dont ride much wet weather and keep tha speed down-def good on tha durt tho;)
 

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anything from the pilot series or the sportmax series is a good choice. i just spooned a sportmax touring tire on the rear of my bike and it has stuck in corners seemingly the same as the q2 that it replaced.
 
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Other than the flat spots on the front my Duncrap...oh I mean Dunlops have been doing quite well! Did a high speed backroad group ride yesterday(70-85mph) and they were solid in all the corners all the way to the lip


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